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Remortgaging or Transferring Equity? We can help!
Remortgaging or Transferring Equity? We can help!

As we all continue to adapt to a new way of life following the effects of COVID-19 and the ever changing government guidelines, we have noticed a change in people’s requirements towards one of...

Be vigilant to avoid scammers taking advantage of Covid-19 situation
Be vigilant to avoid scammers taking advantage of Covid-19 situation

We want to take this opportunity to remind people to be aware of scammers taking advantage of the Coronavirus pandemic. Since many face-to-face meetings will be cancelled and more people will be...

Is it enough to have ‘next of kin’?
Is it enough to have ‘next of kin’?

Is it enough to have ‘next of kin’? As a solicitor I am often faced with people’s mistrust of the legal profession. There is still a stereotypical view of a solicitor as a...

Could being married or being in a civil partnership affect you being classified as a first-time buyer for Stamp Duty Land Tax purposes?
Could being married or being in a civil partnership affect you being classified...

If you, and anyone else you’re buying with, are first time buyers of residential property you can claim Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Relief where the purchase price is no more than...

When those you trust let you dow
When those you trust let you dow

Earlier this week my very chatty three year old informed a room full of strangers that she could not have something she wanted because “mummy has spent all daddy’s money”. Whilst...

International Women's Day
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day, first introduced in 1911, is a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. . This year, the theme focuses on individually and...

Fourteen disappointed children unsuccessful in challenging father’s Will
Fourteen disappointed children unsuccessful in challenging father’s Will

The High Court has provided guidance on best practice for those preparing Wills when considering a recent Will challenge in Kassim & Others v Saeed [2019]. Mr Dhalei, the testator, died in...

Why do we need to ID?
Why do we need to ID?

As conveyancers we are often asked questions by our clients about our ID requirements. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions in case you have any queries: Why do you need to see my ID...

Inheritance dispute over which parent died first reaches conclusion
Inheritance dispute over which parent died first reaches conclusion

The tragic case of Estate of James Scarle v Estate of Marjorie Scarle (2019) came to a conclusion in the summer of 2019 when the Court upheld the Commorientes rule and ordered that James Scarle died...

Septic Tanks: All you need to know regarding the changes in 2020
Septic Tanks: All you need to know regarding the changes in 2020

Septic tanks. Not exactly the most exciting start to make many people read on but, if you are buying a property with a septic tank, or have a septic tank, I would advise that you do! There are a...